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FYI, New York Festivals Has 40 Tix to Give Away for This Week’s ‘New York Show’

The folks at New York Festivals are putting on their annual “New York Show” beginning this Wednesday, May 1st at the New York Public Library (video from last year’s event above). Seeing as they sponsored our January AgencySpy party and all, we’re sending back a little lunchtime love and letting you know that the NYF currently has 40 tickets up for grabs for the two-day creative-focused event, which will include speakers such as Havas Worldwide CCO Jason Peterson, Saatchi & Saatchi worldwide digital CD Tom Eslinger and David Rolfe, head of integrated production at BBDO. If a bevy of creative speaking sessions as well as cocktail events, an Awards gala and other activities tickle your fancy, you can register here for a free ticket. Make sure to fill out all the fields and use the code 8888 to have at ‘em.

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Tuesday Odds and Ends

-Dentsu America alum Jack Bamberger was appointed as president, digital of MEC North America.

-Our pal and SheSays platform proprietor Ale Lariu is hosting her first New York-based SCAMP conference and is promoting it through Pinterest (above). link

-Grey NY’s “Best Man” spot for E*Trade won the audience over in the CBS primetime special, Clash of the Commercials: USA vs The World. link

-Google has sealed the deal on its $13 billion Motorola Mobility buy. link

-Saatchi & Saatchi worldwide digital CD Tom Eslinger is moving from London to New York and adding director of integrated production responsibilities to his workload. link

-DUMBO design agency HUSH signed Erik Yang full-time to its roster. link

-If you have a few minutes, check out the Roman Polanski-directed short for Prada, which debuted at Cannes and  stars a rather familiar pair of actors (above). link

-WPP unit Xaxis, which is housed under the GroupM umbrella, opened up a Toronto office, which will be led by managing director Rodney Perry.

-VivaKi’s R&D unit, Nerve Center, has has collaborated with BlueKai to develop a new data platform called Audience Insights. link

Savar, Eslinger, Zacharias Topline Final Cannes 2012 Juries

The Cannes committee has rolled out its final jury lists and there are some notable names, as expected, in the bunch. Namely, Big Fuel’s founder/CCO Avi Savar will topline the Branded Content & Entertainment jury as president, Saatchi & Saatchi global digital creative director Tom Eslinger will oversee the Mobile Lions and Ivan Zacharias, director on the Stink roster, will take on the jury president role for the Cannes Film Craft Lions. Phew, thus ends our Cannes coverage, we think, until the actual fest gets underway. Check out the full jury lists after the jump.

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Thursday Odds and Ends

-BBDO Toronto and FedEx show us how geese and puppies really communicate in North America (above).

-Saatchi & Saatchi worldwide digital CD Tom Eslinger was picked as the first jury chair for the new Cannes Lions Mobile category. link

-Walmart, adidas and Toyota are among the marketers opposed to ICANN’s Top Level Domain expansion program. link

-Gulf States Toyota (GST) appointed Boston’s MMB and ZenithOptimedia division Zenith Media as creative and media AOR, respectively.

-Heineken USA launched a creative review for Amstel Light. They just can’t make up their minds, can they? link

-B-Reel developed a multiplayer gaming experience called EELS. link

-Forbes looks into Facebook’s new advertising model. link

-VFX company Pixomondo hired Ntropic/Radium alum Simon Mowbray as creative director for commercials.

 

 

Tuesday Morning Stir

-Merkle hired Razorfish vet Patrick Hounsell as its first chief digital officer.

-Saatchi & Saatchi launched the SaatchiNow website, which is being curated by the agency’s worldwide digital CD Tom Eslinger and his team in London (above). link

-McKinney promoted Jim Russell to partner/chief innovation officer.

-Big Spaceship boss Michael Lebowitz was named the new chair of the IAB Agency Advisory Board.

-Chiat LA alum Jimmy Smith, who was GCD on Gatorade “Replay” of course, has launched and IPG co-venture dubbed Amusement Park. link

Tuesday Odds and Ends

-Cannes Lions announces its first speakers including the BBH namesakes, Malcolm Gladwell, Ariana Huffington and Tim Armstrong. link

-A DePaul professor reaches out to communications students via his new advertising organization. link

-Is Diet Pepsi’s skinny can sending the wrong message? link

-Popular Science offers a 3D look at the Xoom with its new AR cover ad (above).

-Hyper Island appointed Johanna Frelin as CEO.

-Saatchi & Saatchi’s worldwide digital CD, Tom Eslinger, is among the jury members of the 2011 Bees Awards. link

-The Curatorial Committee of the 2011 AICPs has been announced. link

-Personalized tattoos are the focus of a new campaign for a Russian mobile broadband provider. link